Wednesday 11 January 2012

Unite the Resistance: Lobby of the TUC – no retreat on pensions

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Unite the Resistance is backing a lobby of the TUC on Thursday 12 January 2012, when it meets to discuss the government’s new pensions offer.

We are also calling an emergency national meeting on Saturday 14 January, with speakers including PCS leader Mark Serwotka, to discuss where next for the pensions fight after the TUC meeting.

The ‘deal’, which the TUC and some union leaders have signalled that they may accept, falls far short on all the major points. It still means that public sector workers will pay more for their pensions, work longer and receive less money when they retire.

>> Read more on the pensions ‘deal’

The lobby will urge the TUC to reject the new offer and call more strikes like the magnificent action on 30 November to win a decent deal on pensions.

Lobby the TUC: 2pm, Thursday 12 January, Congress House, Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3LS

The emergency national meeting will give trade unionists from different unions the chance to get together after the TUC meets, to discuss what we do next to take the pensions fight forwards.

Unite the Resistance emergency national meeting, 12 noon to 4pm, Saturday 14 January, central London – venue to be confirmed.

We will have more details of the event soon – please make a note in your diary now and watch this space for further information.

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